Updated: Brattleboro, Vermont State police investigate "untimely death" on Old Ferry Road


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Video | Vermont State Police and the Brattleboro Police Department are jointly investigating an untimely death

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Editor's note: This article was updated on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 at 5:45 a.m. to include updated information released by the Vermont State Police.

BRATTLEBORO — A joint investigation into the "untimely death" of a Brattleboro man on Old Ferry Road, by the Brattleboro Police Department and Vermont State Police, will continue for a second day.

The man, who was found in his car Monday morning was identified as Sultan Rashed, 35, of Brattleboro, in a press release issued Monday night by the state police.

"The investigation into the cause and manner of Rashed's death continues," police said in the release. An autopsy is scheduled to take place sometime today.

Brattleboro officers began investigating Rashed's death after responding Monday morning to a call for a medical emergency on Old Ferry Road.

"Upon arrival, officers found a lone male deceased in a vehicle," police said in a press release that went out Monday at 6:03 p.m. "Rescue personnel also responded and confirmed this death."

Vermont State Police's Crime Scene Search Team arrived in Brattleboro in the evening. Members of the team processed the scene jointly with members of the chief medical examiner's office, police said.

Two investigators wearing suits made for handling hazardous material looked into a vehicle with flashlights just after 5 p.m. The vehicle was located next to a blue tarp surrounding the scene since the morning. Yellow tape was put around the property which contained a large garage.

At approximately 5:20 p.m., the two investigators went back to the search team van and talked. Flood lights were then brought over to the tarp and vehicle.

A Brattleboro Fire Department truck arrived around 5:50 p.m. It appeared as though the vehicle could have been used to provide more light for investigators and for blocking off a section of the scene to the public. The road was not blocked off, but the public was not allowed to go within a certain distance of the scene.

Investigators later walked around the property, looking into other vehicles on site and leaving tags in specific locations.

Police are asking that anyone with information contact the Brattleboro Police at 802-257-7950 or the Vermont State Police at 802-254-2382

Contact reporter Chris Mays at cmays@reformer.com or 802-254-2311, ext. 273.


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